While Ross Ulbricht, the accused operator of the first Silk Road Marketplace, remains in trial in New York, a new version of the deep web site, named Silk Road 2.0, has been launched yesterday. The launch was announced through the Twitter account of Dread Pirate Roberts, the pseudonym Ulbricht allegedly used while operating the site. Figure…Read More
The infamous Silk Road marketplace is probably the most well-known place online for anyone wanting to purchase all sorts of illegal goods – ranging from illicit drugs, to firearms and all the way up to hitmen-for-hire. Yesterday, after two and half years in operation, the site was shut down by the FBI and its owner…Read More
As everyone knows by now, recently there have been some attacks in Germany that have people worried about their security. One question that comes up is – how were the attackers able to obtain their weapons?
In the recent Munich shooting, the attacker obtained his gun (a Glock 17 pistol) from an underground market. I was recently interviewed by the Handelblatt newspaper about underground markets.Read More
The Deep Web is back in the news. Agora, one of the biggest darknet marketplaces, announced two weeks ago that it will go offline to bolster its defenses against law enforcement agencies who want to take them down. Meanwhile, a Deep Web user was indicted on federal charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. These…Read More
Mention the “Deep Web” and most people will instantly associate it with the part of the Internet used for nefarious and illegal activities. For others, it is this inaccessible side of the Web, the one that requires a lot of technical skill and know-how to reach. Although these assumptions are somewhat correct, they only cover…Read More